PvP Logistics: Why Incursions are great practice!

I wrote a few paragraphs on how to get into incursions. Then I realized that there are two great resources that would be better than my atrocious prose. 256px-Oneiros

What I want to write was an explanation about my experience, and why any fleet logistics pilot should get their feet wet with incursions.

My own time with Logi was inspired by incursions. I started the long train to get into it, wanting to get a taste of the Gravy Train. As part of Eve Uni we had our own regular incursion fleet. This was great as we has a lot of beginner players, wanting to get into incursions, and an FC who was willing to take the time to explain what was going on.

I was terrible to start with. I would take so much time looking in the broadcast window, finding the person in the overview, locking them up. So slooooow. I would not be ready for spikes in alpha damage. Oh yes, i was terrible.

And during that time I learned a great many things. Locking up via the broadcast window. Setting up my watch list. Pre-locking certain ships to avoid the lock time. Listening to the FC calling primaries and how he chants, to get an idea of how the fight was going. Learning to stagger the activation of reps, and visually getting an idea if I need to apply more or less reps. Capacitor management. Knowing when to let a ship die, or when to overheat your reps to keep a ship up.

And, through all of that, was the knowledge that this was a “safe” fight. The opponents were not PvP. They would not leave the field. And they were predictable and repeatable.

The ISK is also awesome.

How did this help? First real fleet fight i got in as Logistics I saved three ships in deep structure and i can point to our victory in that fight to me coming in at range and maintaining our core DPS ships. And i didn’t freak, i wasn’t nervous, I just kept cool and did the work. All because I had the practice I was given in incursions.

If you haven’t given them a try, or are still super nervous about fleet fights, get in there. The community is friendly, and you will be able to practice your fleet fight skills in a safe , controlled environment.

Peace out.

End of Deployment

So, our deployment to Fountain has come to an end, and we soldier back to our home in Venal. We have an entire week with no fleets to gain ISK.

Which leaves me in a predicament. What should I do to gain ISK?

Now this is hard. I won a Somer Blink thing and got a stupid amount of ISK, and this is sitting in my Capital fund. But even with a T2 capital set I’ll still be on 10 billion. So I don’t need the money, but it’s good to get into the habit of earning it.

I have a few options.

Mining: Null sec mining got a major buff, so I could just mine  my ass off. In doing so I could start some manufacture in nullsec, or work on POS fuels. This may be what i do, as very few people do it. Got to be prepped for the hot drop though.

Planetary Interaction: This is always an option. Get some PI on the go and earn ISK in a passive fashion. it is also good in that If i do it right, I could just manufacture POS Fuels in nullsec.

Exploration: I think everyone and their dog will be doing this. Relic/Data sites can be super profitable though. Its kinda fun, and rewarding.

Ratting/Sites: Fighting PvE, with possibility of loot drops. Again the exploration system makes this awesome. Doing it in nullsec does leave you open to the hot drop however. i have got to be careful.

Missioning: I could slowly kill myself and get some standing with Guristas, and earn pittance. Let me think….

Incursions: My first PvE love. I could join Incursion fleets and go kick some ass. Is there still an Incursion civil war on the go?

This is not going to be an easy choice. Do you guys have any ideas?

Peace out